Bournemouth University

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.1) 251 reviews

Quick info

I have had the most incredible time at Bournemouth University! What could have been a very daunting experience of moving away from home and living on my own financially, was made so much easier by the warm and welcoming Uni and town of Bournemouth.

Uni rankings and ratings

WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2015 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
66 / 112
Times ranking
Times ranking
Source: Times Good University Guide 2015
88th
Overview

At Bournemouth University we want you to have an outstanding and personalised student experience. We do this by providing excellent teaching, facilities, professional practice, work placements and real-life consultancy projects.

Bournemouth University has a strong professional focus as well as ensuring high standards in academic excellence and graduate employability. We believe placements significantly increase your employability, and at BU every student has the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of their course, whether that is a 40 week placement as part of a four-year degree course, or smaller four-week placements within a three year degree.

We currently have more students on work placement than any other university in Great Britain, and therefore are extremely well prepared to offer you a great range of different and exciting placement opportunities.  In the past our students have worked for a wide range of large international companies as well as smaller family run firms, these include: Disney, BBC, Sky, IBM, Panasonic, Chelsea Football Club, Olympic Developments Committee, Framestore Animation and many more.

BU values creativity, innovation, partnership and enterprise and offers somewhere to learn and socialise that is friendly, professional, inclusive and supportive. We are large enough to offer our students diversity, yet small enough for you feel part of a friendly and thriving cosmopolitan community.

BU is an institution on the up, following rises in four major university league rankings this year. Most recently, we’ve made the list of the top 500 universities in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

What's more, we recently became the first UK university to have achieved a 'commended' judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the highest award possible. This demonstrates our commitment to providing you with high quality learning opportunities.

We're also proud that in the recent REF (2014), 96% of our research was rated as internationally excellent.

 

Key Stats

Student stats
Source: HESA, 2015 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)

70 % FULL-TIME
30% PART-TIME
55 % SCHOOL-LEAVERS
45% MATURE STUDENTS
94 % UK STUDENTS
6% INTERNATIONAL
77 % UNDERGRADUATE
23% POSTGRADUATE

Student numbers
Source: HESA, 2015 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

14,910

Graduate prospects
Source: DLHE, 2015 (note: only applies to first year full time students)

% IN JOB OR FURTHER STUDY

Reviews

Lincan Li

Bournemouth University
Business and Management BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

A good university to study with nice people and facilities, and the school is developing fast in the world with a good reputation, particularly ranks to the 5oo top world universities...

Daniel S

Bournemouth University
Three Dimensional Computer Animation MA
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Really amazing, wish there was more time in the day to experience everything on...

Where you'll study

Bournemouth University

Talbot Campus Fern Barrow Poole BH12 5BB United Kingdom Nearest train station: Branksome  0.9 miles away

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Cost of living

Cost of a pint
This is the average cost of a pint in Bournemouth.
Source: Hotcourses 2015

Cost of pint full
£3.40

Accommodation costs
This is the average annual cost for a full time student at this uni.
Source: Hotcourses 2015

£4,000

Living costs
This is the average annual cost of living for a student studying in the town where this uni is based.
Source: Hotcourses 2015

£8,558